Thus, the lived experience of the length of a year changes radically throughout our life. A year that to a five-year-old constitutes a full fifth of his existence must seem much longer than when it will constitute a mere twentieth or thirtieth of his time on earth. We all know how the years revolve quicker and quicker as we get older, until, with the approach of old age, they slow down again because we begin to measure them against the psychologically and somatically anticipated date of our departure.
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
Well . . . all I can say in response to Hannah Arendt is that 2013 is a blur to me. I wish I could believe that that is a sign that I have of many more years to live. To me, the calendar year has not slowed down since my twenties. Perhaps I will…
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